Career Transitions Forum

The Career Transitions Forum (CTF) is a unique series of lectures, presentations, and networking activities designed to support professionals who are transitioning in their careers.

Professionals from recruitment firms, corporations and the local community will present a broad array of job search strategies and tips, with a different topic presented each week. New participants can join any week.  

Free Career Advising

Career Advising is available from corporate executives for those who have attended at least one CTF session. It is strongly recommended that those requesting counseling complete an HRD resume class. 

To schedule an appointment, submit the CTF Career Advising Request form, which is available at CTF meetings.

Upcoming Events

November 2 | Win Behavioral Interviews through Pitches & PARs | Al Rankin, Communications Executive

Telling memorable stories based on your real-life experience is critical when dealing with demanding job interviews and networking efforts. Interviewers seek specifics about what you actually did, why you did it, and how it positively impacted people and the business. That is why the PARs formula [Problem/Opportunity, Action, Result] has proven successful for job seekers who know how to employ it.

November 9 | Informational Interviewing for Career Success | Tracy Jenkins | PhD, ACC

Learn how to leverage your professional network and uncover career opportunity with informational interviewing. Tracy will show us how to carve out a definitive career path aligned with who you are and what you want by turning an informational interview into a job offer. Tracy is an Executive Leadership Coach at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and holds a Ph.D. in research and policy analysis. 

November 16 | Coping with Different Personalities in Your Search and On the Job | Dr. David W. W. Jones - RESCHEDULED!

Sometimes, the many dimensions of interacting with people in your job search can seem overwhelming. And once you land, adapting to your new work environment can be influenced by how well you recognize and deal with people with different personalities and communication styles. Dr. David W.W. Jones, Director of the Leadership in Agriculture and Life Sciences at NCSU, returns as our special guest speaker to help participants better appreciate how to deal with these challenges.

November 30 | Developing Your Authentic Personal Brand

Join us for an interactive session with Kioka Dunston and gain clarity and confidence communicating your unique brand, to help you better target opportunities that maximize your trademark talents and contributions. Kioka Dunston, owner of kiokacoaching, inc., a life and career coaching company in Durham, NC,  is our guest speaker this week. Kioka's HR and Accounting background includes positions with Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Coca-Cola, Honeywell and BD. She is a lead instructor at Raleigh Coaching Academy and a Career Consultant with Right Management. She was also previously the Program Coordinator for the Members in Transition (MIT) group for Triangle Society of Human Resource Management (TSHRM).


Trinity Baptist Church - Fellowship Hall
4815 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC
Directions to Church
Church Campus Map

Day & Time:

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Arrive early and stay after for valuable informal networking!


This is a moderated group. Professionals must attend one or more CTF sessions to join.

Enhance Your Resume, Market yourself, Explore A New Career

HRD (Human Resources Development) courses provide assistance for adults who are trying to find employment, transitioning back into the workforce, or working to redefine their professional niche in today's global market. HRD offers many relevant classes that will help equip you for success in your job search. 

Career Transitions Forum: Lecture Series for Business ProfessionalsHRD-3006X21 available classes
This course offers support to professionals who are transitioning in their careers. The course includes lectures, activities, and opportunities for networking and support. Topics vary weekly and incorporate professional community resources that provide a current, real-world...
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